Hikes

Hike route sign in fall

–> FALL 2017 HIKES <–

All hikes are open to the public.

INNAUGURAL SHOE TREE HIKE
Wednesday, October 25th at 9 am
Meet at Sunset Grill for leisurely hike on Elgin Hiking Trail.
Bring an old pair of worn out runners or hiking boots and help start out the SHOE TREE on the trail.
Info: Jim 519-773-8185 or Brian 519-633-3064

HIKE ON THE LYNN VALLEY TRAIL CANCELLED – moderate, 11 km.
Saturday, October 28th
A former rail line from Simcoe to Port Dover will be picturesque in fall colours.
For time and location: Loretta 519-782-7550

HIKE ON THE ELGIN TRAIL – difficult, 6 km.
Sunday, October 29th at 1 pm
Meet on John Wise Line just east of Kettle Creek
Info: Brian 519-633-3064

HIKE FINGAL WMA – moderate, 6 km.
Saturday, November 4th at 10 am
Meet at the main entrance, 34469 Fingal Line.
Info: Al 226-271-7018

HIKE ON ELGIN TRAIL – difficult, 7 km.
Sunday, November 12th at 1 pm
Meet at the trestle bridge corner of Sunset and Fingal Line.
Bring water and a snack.
Info: Brian 519-633-3064

DECORATE A CHRISTMAS TREE ON THE TRAIL
Wednesday, November 29th at 9 am
Meet at Sunset Grill and bring a couple of decorations.
Info: Jim 519-773-8185


The EHTC and Hike Ontario’s rating system

The Level of Difficulty or Terrain

  • Level 1: Well-defined trails, gentle inclines. Hiking boots not required, but trails may be wet. Is suitable for beginners. This level is recommended for newcomers to club activities.
  • Level 2: Generally on trail. May be hilly, light bushwhacking, some rough spots or obstacles. Boots are recommended.
  • Level 3: Rough terrain with one or more of the following: extensive bushwhacking, steep sections, long climbs and descents, beaver dams, rock scrambling or other obstacles. Boots, Level 2 experience, and a high level of fitness essential. Long pants and sleeves recommended.

The Speed/Pace

  • Leisurely = less than 2 km/h
  • Slow = 2-3 km/h
  • Moderate = 3-4 km/h
  • Fast = 5 km/h or greater

Remember
To participate in an organized hike you need to be able to complete the specified length of the hike on your own or with your support person within the time allotted.